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2018 Festival


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2018 Festival


Now accepting submissions


Photos: 2017 Sioux City International Film Festival

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Filmmakers


FILMMAKERS

Filmmakers


FILMMAKERS

The host hotel for the Sioux City International Film Festival is the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Sioux City. Located in the heart of the downtown, the Stoney Creek is an upscale comfortable hotel located across the street from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, and adjacent to Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que and the Sioux City Art Center.

Click Here to make a room reservation at Stoney Creek


Deadlines for Entering Films

Entry Fees Based on When You Submit. NO Fee Waivers Allowed

January 1, 2018 – Opening Date

March 31, 2018 - Earlybird Deadline; $20 entry fee

May 31, 2018 – Regular Deadline; $30 entry fee

June 20, 2018 – Late Deadline, $40 entry fee

July 1, 2018  – Extended Deadline, $50 entry fee

July 15, 2018 – Notification Date

September 12-16, 2018 - Event Date

Each category will have two awards: a juried award ($500 prize and a Siouxsie trophy) and an audience-choice award (Siouxsette trophy).

The winning films in each category will be screened again at an awards ceremony Sunday, September 16, at the Orpheum Theatre. A Best of Festival trophy will be awarded to the juried winner of these films, and the audience will vote for Best of Festival audience choice. The juried grand prize is $1,000 and a Siouxsie trophy; the audience choice grand prize is $500 and a Siouxsette trophy. Prize amounts are subject to change. 

SUBMIT YOUR FILM TODAY

Entries to the Sioux City International Film Festival may be made through FilmFreeway, Film Festival Life, or Withoutabox.


You will be notified after July 31 if your film has been selected for the festival. At that time, you will need to convert your exhibition film into H.264, mp4 format and either send a DropBox/Google Drive link to siouxlandfilm@gmail.com or use wetransfer.com.

*The free version of wetransfer.com only allows a file up to 2gb and a two-week storage time.

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About the Festival


About the Festival

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About the Festival


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  The prestigious Siouxsie Trophy

The prestigious Siouxsie Trophy

The festival

Since 2005, the Sioux City International Film Festival has showcased a variety of independent short films from all the around world. Each day of the Festival a different genre of film is featured. Those films in addition to being judged by a jury are also judged separately by the audience at the end of each presentation. Cash prizes and trophies will be given to the juried selections and to the audience favorites in each category.  An additional Best of Festival Award will be given on the final day.


The Siouxland Institute of film

 

Bringing the World's Movies to Sioux City

The non-profit 501(c)(3) Siouxland Institute of Film, Inc. and its creators have been working for 14 years to promote independent film in Siouxland, a tri-state area including parts of Iowa, South Dakota, and Nebraska. The area has over 130,000 people, and thousands more living nearby -- a large audience in dire need of a good film. That's why we created this Film Festival. For the 14th year in a row, we will be bringing the Siouxland community together for five evenings of entertainment, supplied by “local” independent movie-makers and those from around the world. The festival includes only short movies, with a 30 minute length limit so that we may show more films. As in previous years, the final days will be held at the historic Orpheum Theater, a 2,400 seat renovated performance hall, with screenings earlier in the week at our host hotel, the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center.

Our goal is to promote the art of film, encourage and support young filmmakers, bring interesting films to the Orpheum, and have fun!

ORGANIZERS
This festival was created and is organised by volunteers who love movies and want to bring fresh entertainment and ideas to our community:

Tim Bottaro, Tyler DeLashmut, Greg Giles, Adam Gonshorowski, Barb Gross, Jason Lees, Rick Mullin, Mandie Murphy, John Tinsley and Matt Townley

MAILING ADDRESS
Siouxland Institute of Film
c/o PO Box 1557
Sioux City, IA 51102
info@siouxcityfilmfest.org
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ORGANIZERS
Tim Bottaro, Tyler DeLashmut, Greg Giles, Adam Gonshorowski, Barb Gross, Jason Lees, Rick Mullin, Mandie Murphy, John Tinsley and Matt Townley.

MAILING ADDRESS
Siouxland Institute of Film
c/o PO Box 1557
Sioux City, IA 51102
info@siouxcityfilmfest.org
Follow us on Twitter and Facebook